LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers agreed to a contract extension with center Ivica Zubac on Tuesday.
The team had declined its $7.5 million option on the 25-year-old from Croatia, setting up the new deal that keeps the 7-footer as the club’s longest-tenured player.
New Orleans Pelicans (36-46, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (42-40, eighth in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Friday, 10 p.m. EDT
PLAY-IN GAME: The Clippers and Pelicans square off to decide the eighth seed in the Western Conference.
Oklahoma City Thunder (24-57, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (41-40, eighth in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Sunday, 9:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Clippers -11
New Orleans Pelicans (34-43, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (38-40, eighth in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Sunday, 9:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles hosts the New Orleans Pelicans after Robert Covington scored 43 points in the Los Angeles Clippers' 153-119 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — On a night when both the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers rested their top guys, Robert Covington made the most of an opportunity for additional playing time.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rudy Gobert had 19 points, 16 rebounds and two blocks, and Jared Butler set career highs with 21 points and seven assists to lead the Utah Jazz to a 121-92 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ja Morant had 30 points, Jaren Jackson Jr. added 26 points and 11 rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies routed the Los Angeles Clippers 135-109 on Tuesday night.
The offensive production from Morant came on 12 of 19 shooting from the field and marked the ninth time in the past 10 games the All-Star guard reached the 30-point mark.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers traded Norman Powell and Robert Covington to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday for Eric Bledsoe, Justise Winslow, rookie Keon Johnson and a second-round pick in 2025.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Anfernee Simons scored 31 points and tied a career high with 11 assists, Jusuf Nurkic had 23 points and 14 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Washington Wizards 115-110 on Saturday night.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Anfernee Simons had 23 points and 11 assists, and the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers took advantage of James Harden's absence for a 114-108 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James was fined $15,000 for an obscene gesture Friday by the NBA, which also warned the Lakers superstar about using profane language.
James made the gesture after making a shot late in Los Angeles' 124-116 overtime victory in Indiana on Wednesday night.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — CJ McCollum scored 27 points, making five 3-pointers, and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied to beat the Indiana Pacers 110-106 on Friday night and snap a three-game losing streak.
PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker showed in his preseason debut he’s ready to lead the Phoenix Suns to another run at an NBA championship.
Booker scored 17 points in 18 minutes in the first half of the Suns’ 119-74 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers acquired the rights to Greg Brown, the No. 43 pick in the NBA draft, in a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night.
Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum announced that the Blazers sent a future second-round pick and cash to New Orleans, which selected the forward from Texas.
PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker wasn’t at his best Thursday night. Regardless, there was no question he was getting the ball with the game on the line.
Booker received the inbounds pass, was fouled and made two free throws with 2.4 seconds left to give the Phoenix Suns a 118-117 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Golden State’s Stephen Curry and Phoenix’s Devin Booker have been 3-point champions at All-Star weekend before, and they’ll try to win that trophy again Sunday...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nobody taller than 6-foot-6 was in Houston's starting lineup, and a heavily bearded guard lost the opening tip. Nobody bigger than 6-foot-7 Robert Covington played for the Rockets in a game between division leaders at Staples Center.
Anthony Tolliver found out he wouldnt play in Wednesdays game against the Pelicans when he didnt play in Wednesdays game against the Pelicans.
He didn't play again Friday vs. Portland.
Tolliver said coach Tom Thibodeau didnt mention to him that he would be out of the rotation with newcomers Robert Covington and Dario Saric getting time.
At the news conference introducing Robert Covington, Dario Saric and Jerryd Bayless, Covington said he had already spotted ways in which he could help the Timberwolves defensively.
That was evident in the second half of Wednesdays 107-100 win over the Pelicans.
Coach Tom Thibodeau said before Wednesdays game at Target Center that it was uncertain how many minutes he would use the newcomers, Robert Covington and Dario Saric, in their debuts with the Timberwolves.
Jimmy Butler has his wish: He's out of Minnesota.
And just like that, Philadelphia has a new Big Three — one that could make serious noise in the Eastern Conference...